California Baptist Lancers
UniversityCalifornia Baptist University
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
NCAADivision I
Athletic directorTyler Mariucci[1]
LocationRiverside, California
Varsity teams18
Basketball arenaCBU Events Center
Baseball stadiumJames W. Totman Stadium
Softball stadiumJohn C. Funk Stadium
Soccer stadiumCBU Soccer Field
Other arenasLancer Aquatics Center
Van Dyne Gym
ColorsNavy blue and gold[2]

The California Baptist Lancers are a part of the Division I, Western Athletic Conference.[3] The Lancers compete as members of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC).[4] The university has 18 varsity athletic teams that represent California Baptist University, located in Riverside, California, in NCAA Division I for intercollegiate sports.

California Baptist University competes at the NCAA Division I level. During the transition process the university's athletic teams were ineligible for NCAA postseason competition.[5] CBU received full membership into the NCAA .[6] The university previously competed in the NAIA's Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC). California Baptist had been a member of the NAIA since 1969 and has won 26 GSAC championships and 19 NAIA National Championships.[7] NACDA Directors' Cup[8]

Sports sponsored

Men's sports Women's sports
Baseball Basketball
Basketball Beach volleyball (future)
Cross country Cross country
Golf Golf
Soccer Soccer
Swimming and diving Softball
Track Swimming and diving
Water polo Track
Wrestling Volleyball
Water polo
† = outdoor distance running only

A member of the Western Athletic Conference, CBU sponsors teams in nine men's and nine women's NCAA sanctioned sports with a future tenth women's team announced.[9] The men's water polo team competes as a member of the Western Water Polo Association and the women's team has membership in the Golden Coast Conference.


  1. ^ "Tyler Mariucci Named CBU Director of Athletics; Introductory Press Conference on April 27". CBU Athletics. Retrieved 2021-05-30.
  2. ^ CBU Brand Style Guide (PDF). Retrieved January 31, 2017.
  4. ^ "A visual look at 2020-21 NCAA championships |". Retrieved 2021-07-31.
  5. ^ "Five new active members join Division II". NCAA. July 13, 2011. Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved February 1, 2012.
  6. ^ Looney, Josh (July 15, 2013). "Division II adds new conference, members". NCAA. Archived from the original on July 18, 2013. Retrieved July 27, 2013.
  7. ^ "CBU Accepted into NCAA DII Process". California Baptist University. July 12, 2010. Retrieved June 4, 2011.
  8. ^ "A visual look at 2020-21 NCAA championships |". Retrieved 2021-07-31.
  9. ^ "The Official Athletic Site of California Baptist University". California Baptist University. Retrieved 4 February 2018.